More images from VCS courses

Below are images from two more classes that are part of the curriculum in the Visual & Critical Studies program. As in the last post, the images are presented alongside course descriptions taken from the SVA catalog.

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Title: Theories of Vision and Color
Number: VCD-2020
Duration: One semester
Credits: 3.00
Description: From the primary palette of Paleolithic cave paintings to classical disagreements about the colors of the rainbow to abstract expressionist painters and light installation artists of the 20th century, there is a spectrum of approaches to the study of light and color: scientific, psychological, aesthetic, mystical, philosophical and practical. This interdisciplinary course combines a history of ideas with discussions of art theories and artistic practices. Readings will include excerpts from Aristotle, Alhazen, Newton, Goethe, Chevreul, Itten, Kandinsky, Albers, T.D. Jones and Wittgenstein. Lectures will incorporate slide presentations, short videos and listening to music by composers who attempted to demonstrate synaesthesia. We will trace the development of color use and the influence of science on artistic practice, ending with the light installations of Thomas Wilfred and James Turrell.

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Title: Basic Photography
Number: PHD-1003
Duration: One semester
Credits: 3.00
Description: This course is designed for the novice photographer and relative beginner, and will cover cameras, equipment, negative development, enlarging, bleaching, spotting and mounting. There will be considerable darkroom work with critique and correction of each student’s work, with an emphasis on creativity and self-expression through personalized assignments and critiques. Note: Darkroom facilities are available during class hours only.

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Early next week, I’ll be back with more images of student activities and artwork, including photos taken during the last VCS open studios event.

Visual & Critical Studies